Bruce Springsteen performed in Detroit this past week, and
would not let anyone from the two striking newspapers, The Detroit News
and The Detroit Free Press, who had crossed the picket line attend the
show. In addition Springsteen announced from the stage at the historic Fox
Theater, that he was donating all the proceeds from merchandise sales for a
fund for striking newspaper workers, and then added that he would match the
merchandise sales total. The following day the scab Detroit News
retaliated and reported that Springsteen's t-shirts are produced by a non-union
manufacturer, which they claim makes him a hypocrite of the highest order.
Knowing the Boss, we're sure that if this is true, he had no idea that
non-union workers were behind his shirts. We'll keep you updated on the
continuing saga of the common man.